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Thousands of people travel on their holidays and on business to Europe every year.
5th Gear are pleased to offer car hire at cheap rates from various locations in most European countries listed above. One way car hire increases the flexiblility of your car rental needs and we try and offer the cheapest and best deals around, we have very low overheads, so can pass on large discounts to our clients.
Europe is one of the world's five continents made of old established nations such as France and England and has many newer states formed after the break up of the Soviet Union. Most of Europe is one land mass with the exceptions of The United Kingdom, Ireland and some other Islands.
Europe is surrounded by The Norwegian Sea, The North Sea, The Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, The Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea.
The climate in Europe varies significantly, from the cold northern countries of Norway, Sweden and Finland to the warm climes of the Mediterranean countries. Car hire is available at all airports
in these countries.
Italian auto rentals are available from the regional and International Airports in Italy. See our car hire Italy branch location list to select the most convenient.
Car hire Brussels offer more than thirty car rental branches, including car hire Charleroi Airport. Charleroi Airport has recently become very popular as Ryan Air are operating a tremendous service there.
Brussels car hire downtown as well as from Brussels Airport and Antwerp Airport car hire in Belgium are but to name a few!
In Portugal, many tourists collect rental cars as they fly in, the gateway to The Algarve is at Faro, and the Airport car hire desk is really efficient, offering manual and automatic shift cars for touring. Lisbon Airport hire cars offer a similar selection.
And next door to Belgium is Holland, with the new popular base for Ryan Air flights to Eindhoven Airport, we are happy to arrange
car hire Eindhoven Airport for you.
Airport car rental in Scotland at
Car hire Glasgow Airport, or Scotland's capital
Car hire Edinburgh Airport . Further west of Glasgow is
Airport car hire Prestwick and in the north east
Car hire Aberdeen . For a holiday in the Scottish Highlands we have
Car hire Inverness .
And in England UK, car hire at
Car hire Gatwick Airport,
Car hire Heathrow Airport and London's third airport Car hire Stansted Airport .
On the outskirts of the capital, and often referred to as London's fourth airport is Luton Airport, and we have a supplier with
Car rental Luton reservations desk for your convenience.
>>>>>We offer car hire booking for visitors to the Euro 2004 football tournament in Portugal.
The UEFA EURO 2004 final tournament begins on 12 June 2004 and the first game is between the hosts Portugal and Greece at the Dragão stadium, Porto. There will be four groups of four teams that have qualified from all over Europe over the last three years. Matches will be played all over Portugal and conclude on the 31 st of June in a grand final in Lisbon.
On each day of the 16-team group stage there will be two games, one at 17.00 local time and another at 19.45 in the same pool. During the UEFA E.URO 2004™ group stage, each team will meet their group opponents once, with three points for a win and one for a draw.In the final sets of group games, both games will be played simultaneously at 20.45.
The winner and runners up from each group will progress to the quarter-finals which will then be played over the following four evenings before the first two rest days on 28 and 29 June. The semi-finals are on the evenings of 30 June and 1 July, before Lisbon's Luz stadium stages the final on Sunday 4 July
England are in Group B with Switzerland, France and Croatia and their games are as follows.
Grp B Switzerland v Croatia13/06 17:00 Leiria
Grp B England v France 13/06 19:45 Lisbon
Grp B England v Switzerland 17/06 17:00 Coimbra
Grp B Croatia v France 17/06 19:45 Leiria
Grp B Switzerland v France 21/06 19:45 Coimbra
Grp B England v Croatia 21/06 19:45 Lisbon
England v France is a tough openening game against the current Euro 2000 winners. On paper easier matches against Croatia and Switzerland should determine if England progress to the next stage and if so as winners or runners up:
Winner A19:45Runner-up B24/06Lisbon
inner B19:45Runner-up A25/06Lisbon
Winner C19:45Runner-up D26/06Faro-Loulé
Winner D19:45Runner-up C27/06Porto
So if England progress they will play in Lisbon. If England win that match they will be in the semi-final and will then play in Lisbon or Porto depending on earlier results. Then it would be on to he big one, the Euro 2004 Final in Lisbon on 4th July 2004
Therefore England will play definitely in Lisbon and Coimbra and possibly in Porto.
Portugal is a land steeped in history with Celts, Suevians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors all at some stage calling it home. All these civilisations have left their mark and Portugal is overflowing with culture, monuments and architecture.Portugal was founded in 1143 and the borders with Spain have existed since 1297. Portugal has also a wide sphere of influence around the world in places such as Africa, Brazil and opened up trading routes to India, Japan and China.
Lisbon is the capital city and Porto is the second city, but Portugal is blessed with having a huge coastline of beaches and is a major holiday destination for Europeans. Holiday villages and clusters of apartments are spread along the coastline with numerous beautiful golf courses, tennis courts and swimming pools.
The Algarve region is perhaps the most famous region of Portugal, well known for its beaches and a popular destination for sunseekers..Coimbra is well placed between Lisbon and Porto. Coimbra is connected to Lisbon and Porto by a very good train service. The trains also run to the airports at Lisbon and Porto. Coimbra is just off the main A1/IP1 motorway which links Lisbon and Porto. The best way of ensuring that you get to see as many games as possible during Euro 2004 is to hire a car at Lisbon Airport or Porto Airport. After you have collected your rental car from Lisbon or Porto you can then use it to drive across the motorway network to visit the many sights cities and stadiums that are involved in Euro 2004 tournament. Don't forget your golf clubs! If you hire a car for Euro 2004 you can experience one of the many great golf courses of the Algarve.
Lisbon is located on the western extreme of the Iberian peninsula, halfway between the north and south of the country.Lisbon is a colourful city and of the oldest in Europe. Its seafaring history means that Lisbon is very cosmopolitan and has many cultural and historical sights. From the narrow streets of the traditional districts to the Belém riverside and the Parque das Nações area, Portugal's metropolis prides itself on being Europe's sunniest capital. Lisbon also has traditional restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs, bistros to keep you entertained.
Lisbon is very accessible to most of .western Europe's major cities and is only a short flight. It is also reachable by road and rail. During Euro 2004 a hire car from Lisbon will allow you to visit all the match venues in Portugal.The most northerly venue for Euro 2004 is Braga which is no more than 360 km from Lisbon in a rental car. To the south of Lisbon, Faro and Loule are about 250 km in a hire car from Lisbom Airport. There are two stadiums in Lisbon that will be used for Euro 2004.
Porto is on the coast to the north of Portugal and is situated on the mouth of the river Duoro.Porto is synonomous with Port wine and it is an integral part of the city.The two parts of the city are linked by old bridges, the north bank with narrow alleyways and a famous cathedral and on the south side the port houses.To the north of the city the landmark Torre dos Clérigos offers splendid views of the city. A short drive in a hire car from Porto will take you to the nearby resorts and windswept beaches.
You can collect a hire car from Poro Airport to enjoy the Euro 2004 tournament. Visit the cities, see the matches and use your hire car to go to beaches, golf courses and all the other wonderful things that Portugal has to offer
Advice is on hand for drivng self drive hire cars in Spain and driving in France we hope to extend this section as it is a popular feature, to cover all the European countries.
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